2019 Conference Planning – What’s new?

If we here at IPAC Manitoba know believe one thing, it's that people are dying to know more about how planning for the 2019 Conference is going! We jest, of course, but while things may seem quiet, there's a lot going on below the surface.  Hey, when it's -40 you're not distracted by outdoor pursuits! … Continue reading 2019 Conference Planning – What’s new?

IPAC Manitoba Announces Winner of 2018 Condo Award

IPAC Manitoba is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Condo Award! The winner is Larissa Kanhai for her paper "Immigration in Manitoba: Analysis of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program." The runner-up is Lori Darragh for her paper "Philosophies and Failings: A Critical Analysis of Winnipeg’s Emergency Shelter System." Established in 1982, the Willard J. … Continue reading IPAC Manitoba Announces Winner of 2018 Condo Award

2019 Conference Planning: Feedback Wanted!

As IPAC Manitoba's 2019 Conference Planning Committee gets closer to the event week by week, our committees are ramping up their work. This month, we're ready to launch our survey for potential conference attendees.  This survey will provide us with useful information to help make this the most relevant, interesting, and engaging conference for attendees! … Continue reading 2019 Conference Planning: Feedback Wanted!

Important message for IPAC members about membership information

Last fall, IPAC transitioned to a new web platform, which was both overdue and very exciting (for a given definition of "very exciting").  Unfortunately, as happens with such changes, some things got lost in the shuffle. Recently, we encouraged Manitoba-based IPAC members to check their account to make sure all their information is up to … Continue reading Important message for IPAC members about membership information

2019 Conference Planning: Program sub-theme champions

As IPAC Manitoba plans the 2019 IPAC National Conference, we explore what it's like for a regional group to plan a 400-500 person conference that is international in scope.  This month, Programs Committee co-chair Guy Gordon announces the champions we have lined up for each sub-theme!   “Sure – I’ll do it.” Those words were so … Continue reading 2019 Conference Planning: Program sub-theme champions

Planning for Winnipeg, 2019: An Interview with Conference Chair Calvin Hawley

As IPAC Manitoba plans the 2019 IPAC National Conference, we explore what it's like for a regional group to plan a 400-500 person conference that is international in scope.  This month, an interview with conference chair Calvin Hawley .   What motivates someone to take on chairing a national conference? I feel very strongly that we … Continue reading Planning for Winnipeg, 2019: An Interview with Conference Chair Calvin Hawley

2018 LG Award Presented to Dr. Joanne Keselman

September 14, 2018 at Government House, IPAC Manitoba in partnership with her Honour Janice Filmon celebrated an outstanding career in public administration.  Lieutenant Governor Filmon presented Dr. Joanne Keselman the Manitoba Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration  This award is presented annually to a public sector practitioner whose career exhibits the highest standard of … Continue reading 2018 LG Award Presented to Dr. Joanne Keselman

Planning the 2019 IPAC National Conference: Reflections from Québec City

As IPAC Manitoba plans the 2019 IPAC National Conference, we explore what it's like for a regional group to plan a 400-500 person conference that is international in scope.  This month, IPAC Manitoba Board Chair Jessica Drakul reflects on her experience attending the 2018 IPAC National Conference in Québec City.   In the third week of … Continue reading Planning the 2019 IPAC National Conference: Reflections from Québec City

BLOG: A skeptic considers the meaning of “public service”

IPAC Chat is a monthly series prepared by members of the board of the Manitoba regional group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. This month’s post is prepared by IPAC Manitoba Communications Chair Emmet Collins.  Emmet is a policy analyst and French Language Services Coordinator with Manitoba Families as well as an Adjunct … Continue reading BLOG: A skeptic considers the meaning of “public service”